Though I have not yet made it over to the Welcome Diner, I welcome you to the Weekly Town Crier. This is the spot on the Interwebs where I regularly collect and distribute links of interest to people of interest. The goal is to think about a wide variety of topics in such a way that we’re all the better for it. Now, go, browse, think, talk with those you love and those you’ve just met. Make the world a better place.
Visit our family blog: “The Thomas Ten.”
Browse Large Hearted Boy‘s list of “100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads.”
Listen to a mix of some of my favorite songs released in 2015.
Browse my 42 favorite albums of 2015.
Download a three-volume mix of Jesusy songs I collected.
R.I.P. Toyota’s Scion brand.
R.I.P. BMX legend Dave Mirra.
Read about the man helping classic punk and hardcore bands get years’ worth of royalties.
Read an article claiming that intelligent people have messy rooms and cuss like sailors.
Read Hypebeast‘s report that “Pepsi Is Opening a Restaurant in New York City”.
Read about sake flavored Kit Kats being introduced in Japan.
See a $30,000, bottle of 75-year old scotch.
See police sketches of famous literary characters.
Read about the study that “Finds That if You Spend More Than an Hour a Day on Social Media, You’re Probably Not Sleeping Well”.
Watch as a “Custom 3D Printer Turns Songs into Ceramics”.
Read about the history of “The 27th Letter”, the ampersand at Poetryfoundation.org.
Browse the “the Greatest (and Only) Stray Shopping Cart Identification Guide Ever Made”.
Read as The National Post considers “How comics became literature”.
Read about “How Gin Became The Meth of 18th Century England”.
Read as Daily News Feed argues: “Americans Becoming Less Christian, More Atheist”.
Read Paste‘s report that Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” transportation system is more than just a pipe dream.
Browse The Telegraph‘s list of the world’s “most ‘hipster’ neighbourhoods”.
Browse Atlas Obscura‘s list of “Awesome Places (Arguably) Ruined By Popular Books”.
Read as The Atlantic considers the National Endowment For The Arts and the question: Who should pay for the arts in America?”
Read The Seattle Times‘s report about Mark Driscoll planting Trinity Church in the Phoenix area.
Read as Sojourners wonders: “Should Christians Be Socialists?”
Browse Paste’s picks for “The 6 Best New Albums of January 2016”. What were your favorites?
Read as The Guardian considers which book the most people lie about having read.
Read Market Watch‘s profile of “the atheist capital of America”.
Browse The Daily Beast‘s picks for “The 40 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2016”.
Read “Relevant”‘s report: “Televangelism Has Started to Come to Netflix”.
Read as Salon argues: “No, America is not a Christian nation”.
Read Paste‘s report that Batman and Wonder Woman are becoming Barbie figures.
See “The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy Explained Perfectly With a Simple Animation.”
Browse Paste‘s picks for “The 10 Most Underrated Breweries in America”.
See the “Guitar Pee Urinal” that “lets you play a guitar solo as you tinkle”.
Read NME‘s report: “Romantic comedies encourage female viewers to tolerate stalking”.
Read Time‘s report that “McDonald’s Will Serve Happy Meals With Books Instead of Toys”.
Read as The New Yorker considers “Why Apple and Beats Should Sell Turntables”.
Read as Rolling Stone argues “In Defense of the CD”.